Welcome to RACSS
The Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies (RACSS) is a professional association of teachers and supervisors at the elementary, middle, secondary, college and university levels. The organization is a marketplace of ideas as well as a forum and showcase for new materials, teaching methods, strategies, programs, and personalities. Established in the 1970s, the Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies has been one of the largest and most active affiliates of the New York State Council for the Social Studies.
Join us for the RACSS
with presentation by:
|Dr. Tim Madigan||Tim Madigan is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Founder of the Irish Studies Program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. This presentation will discuss Fredrick Douglass’s 1845 trip to Ireland and how it influenced his life-long commitment to agitating for human rights. It will also examine how Douglass remains a powerful figure for peace and reconciliation in modern-day Ireland and Northern Ireland, with murals commemorating him in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as memorials to him in other cities he visited in Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, and Waterford.|